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September 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Minor Notes: Lowell in New York-Penn League finals, Dombrowski fired

Here are Monday's minor league notes:

  • Check out the 165th episode of the SoxProspects.com podcast, where Chris and Ian recap what has happened so far in the postseason. Ian saw Lowell in action for two playoff games and he goes over what he saw from Jay Groome, Yusniel Padron-Artiles, and Joe Davis. They also give updates on Ryan Zeferjahn and Aldo Ramirez, as well as a recap of Salem's playoff run. Lastly, they give a September rankings update and take mailbag questions. 
  • According to multiple reports, the Red Sox are parting ways with Dave Dombrowski. Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reported that Assistant General Managers Eddie Romero, Brian O'Halloran, and Zack Scott will take over for the rest of the season. 
  • Salem has been eliminated from the playoffs despite big series' from Kole Cottam and Keith Curcio. Meanwhile, Lowell is trialing Brooklyn 1-0 in the New York-Penn League finals, with Game 2 on tap for tonight at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Even though Bobby Dalbec was not a September call-up, he has still been hanging around the team for this homestand. Chad Jennings of The Athletic (subscription required) talked to Dalbec and Alex Cora about him taking batting practice, taking ground balls, and sitting in on meetings for the past few days at Fenway Park. 
  • Christopher Smith of MassLive.com talked to Jay Groome about his goals for 2020. Groome wants to stay healthy and throw as many innings as possible. Groome threw three innings in Lowell's playoff game last Thursday. 
  • Red Sox 2019 second round pick Cameron Cannon had a rough go of it in his first taste of professional baseball. He hit just .200/.284/.324 in 45 games between the GCL Sox and Lowell. Smith also talked to Cannon about those struggles and how he made adjustments to try and cut down his strikeout rate. He is eager to take the lessons he learned this year into next year. 
  • Kevin Thomas of The Portland Press Herald recaps some of the success and disappointments from the Red Sox farm system in 2019. He talks about a few prospects that made an impact at the big league level, as well as a handful of players who had very successful minor league seasons. 
Photo Credit: Jay Groome by Kelly O'Connor